A Drop-Dead Gorgeous Halloween Dinner Menu
Sarah Schiear, founder of chic lifestyle and apron brand Salt House, brings us a gorgeous menu for a chic—and salivating!—Halloween dinner party. Get cooking!
Save the corny for the candy: Here's a menu that's perfectly fit for Halloween, only these dishes you'll want to make all season long.
Skip the club and house parties this year and try inviting friends over for an adult costume and sit-down dinner party. We love the juxtaposition of silly costumes and a fancy dinner party, or you can go with a masquerade theme if you want to keep it chic.
Get crafty by painting pumpkins in black, gold, and white. We love how they look sitting on candleholders of differing heights. Paint tree branches black and display them in vases. Go nuts with white candles in all shapes and sizes.
LA-based stationer Sugar Paper has created a stellar digital invitation available on Paperless Post. We always love their chic gold foil designs. Just change "small bites" to "dinner" if that's what you're offering.
For cocktails, a dark and stormy feels festive. If you want to really flex those entertaining muscles, set up a little DIY bar with ginger beer, fresh lime wedges, vodka, dark rum, tequila, and bourbon. Yes, ginger beer goes with everything!
More simple snack ideas: Top deviled eggs with black sesame or nigella seeds, chop up your favorite candy bars and mix them into popcorn, and make M&M cookies with black candies.
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A dash of soy sauce is our secret ingredient that adds a hit of umami flavor to this addicting bean dip. Serve with your favorite crudité and toasted pita wedges.
We love a good carrot and avocado salad, and the black garlic makes this one perfectly festive for Halloween. Black garlic is fermented garlic, and it's super sweet and delicious. It can sometimes be found at Whole Foods or Trader Joe's, or ordered online. If you're in New York City, try Kalustyan's.
We already knew bacon and brussels sprouts are a perfect pair, but pairing them with calamari and squid ink pasta? We're patting ourselves on the back for this one.
All black everything: We're bringing cupcakes back. This vanilla cupcake recipe makes fluffy and perfect cupcakes, and the blackout buttercream is our new obsession. Sure, it dyes your mouth dark for a little while, but it goes away. Plus, it's Halloween, just go with it!
Are you entertaining this Halloween? Tell us what you're serving in the comments!